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This is an introduction to oncology for breast cancer physiotherapists developed by Siobhan O’ Reilly Bracken MISCP PT MPA MSc CLT as part of the course “Breast Cancer Rehabilitation for Physiotherapists ” - Updated Sept 20th 2016   Section 1. Oncology What exactly is cancer? “ Cancer is not a disease but a whole family of diseases. These diseases are linked at a...
Breast Cancer Rehabilitation For Physiotherapists Updated October 2016. Written by Siobhan O’ Reilly Bracken MISCP PT MPA MSc CLT. Email questions and comments to Siobhan@theoreillycentre.ie What has Physio to do with breast cancer? What has physiotherapy to do with breast cancer? Physiotherapists work closely with the patient’s oncology team and GPs to address the acute and chronic side effects of surgery, chemotherapy and...
Nordic Walking Versus Brisk Walking or Jogging Aug 2018 Nordic Walking is taking the world by storm! The International Nordic Walking Federation (INWA) www.inwa-nordicwalking.com/ report having 20-member organisations with instructors from over 40 countries worldwide. In May of 2018, the INWA held a World Nordic Walking Day and in July held two World Cups, one in Quinghai, China and the other...
What is the “Gold Standard Treatment” for lymphoedema? February 2018. Complete Decongestive Therapy or CDT is the “gold standard treatment” for lymphoedema. CDT consists of two distinct phases. Phase 1 when the Certified Lymphoedema Therapist (CLT) reduces the size of the limb and improves the skin. Phase 2 is when the patient is able to do their own treatment well...
 Water Based Exercises For Your Leg Lymphoedema. Aug 2017 If “exercise is medicine” then exercise in water may be “good medicine” for lymphoedema. Walking, cycling, dancing, lifting weights, yoga, Pilates etc are all wonderful for you, but if you like water and you have lymphoedema, consider the following special characteristics of water based exercise. When you exercise in a pool...